In October of 2016 my wife, Ann, and I have moved from Alberta to Duncan BC in order to be closer to family. It has been an interesting move with lots of challenges and opportunities. We have purchased an older home (1940) right in Duncan, which has required some renovations and these have kept me busy for the intervening months. I am slowly getting to know the Island but haven't ventured too far from Duncan yet but hoping to expand my horizons once the weather improves! I have joined the Cowichan Valley Arts Council and am volunteering at the Portals Gallery and meeting many wonderful folk. I am still coming to know the west coast and how to paint it. I haven't seen so much green in my life!